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Gorillas in the Midst of Man

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The population of the mountain gorilla, the gentle giant of the rainforests that straddle the borders of Rwanda, Zaire and Uganda, Is fewer than 400. This film follows the work of the biologists, conservationists and antl-poaching officers who have carried on the pioneering work of George Schaller and Dian Fossey In protecting the animal closest to man.
It Is a story full of humour and sadness. There are shots of a newly born Infant and the devouring of an ant's nest. But there is also the death of an another baby and the demise of Peanuts, the first gorilla to have physical contact with a human being, who died of old age during fllmlngof the programme.
And there are the concerns for the future, of Inter-breedlng, the hazards of disease and the risk of gorillas being caught In snares set for antelope.
Narrated by Brian Blessed. Producer Adrian Warren

Contributors

Unknown: George Schaller
Unknown: Dian Fossey
Unknown: Brian Blessed.
Producer: Adrian Warren

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Gorillas in the Midst of Man

BBC One London, 28 April 1994 20.00






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